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San Antonio

City Flag
City Seal
Nickname: Alamo City

Location in Texas
Founded
Incorporated
1731
 
County Bexar County
Area
Total
Water

1,067.3 km² (412.07 mi²)
11.7 km² (4.51 mi²) 1.09% 
Population
City (2004)
Density
Metropolitan

1,236,249
1,084.4/km² 
1,820,719 (2003 est.) 
Time zone
Summer (DST)
CST (UTC-6)
CDT (UTC-5)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
 29.4251° N 98.4946° W
Official website:
http://www.sanantonio.gov/

San Antonio is the county seat of Bexar County, Texas.

San Antonio was named for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. San Antonio was the third-largest city within the state of Texas and ninth in the United States as of the 2000 U.S. Census, with a population of 1.1 million. The July 1, 2004 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, however, placed the city's population of 1,236,249 and is now the second-largest city in Texas (surpassing Dallas) and eighth in the United States. San Antonio is the county seat of Bexar County.6 The San Antonio metropolitan area (MSA) is the third largest within Texas with a population of about 1.8 million as of the 2003 U.S. Census estimates.

Famous for its Riverwalk and the Alamo, its Tejano culture, the three-time NBA Champion Spurs basketball team, the Tower of the Americas, and being home to SeaWorld and Fiesta Texas theme parks, San Antonio is visited by 20 million tourists per year.

The city is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and Brooks City Base.

San Antonio is home to the first museum of Modern Art in Texas, the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum[1].

SBC Communications, Valero Energy Corp, USAA, Tesoro Petroleum Corp, Southwest Research Institute, H-E-B supermarkets and Clear Channel Communications are headquartered in San Antonio.

San Antonio is also home to the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research and care provider in South Texas.

The Fairmont Hotel, built in 1906, is in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the heaviest buildings ever moved intact. It was placed in its new location, three blocks south of the Alamo, over four days in 1985, and cost $650,000 to move.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This is an excellent link for San Antonio.

Historic documents
Historic photos - (added 10-March-2001) Historic photos around the San Antonio area.
North Expressway 1971 Study - (added 6-August-2001) This study includes some fascinating photos and recommended a route different than the final route.

Old Road Maps
Old Road Maps - (added 2-June-2001) Road maps from 1961 and 1964

Photo Gallery
These non-comprehensive photo galleries are intended to supplement the comprehensive information on the San Antonio Area Freeways web page (which is separate from texasfreeway.com).
281 McAllister Freeway - (added 9-July-2001) 281 was probably the most controversial freeway in Texas.
Loop 410 north - (added 9-July-2001) 410 north is being widened to 10 lanes, and two stacks are being added
1604 outer loop north - (added 9-July-2001) The north outer loop serves the expanding north suburbs.
IH-10 - (updated 9-May-2005) Contains an impressive double deck facility - probably the best in Texas
IH-35 - Pam Am Expressway - (updated 9-May-2005) North of downtown, the freeway is double-decked
 

 
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